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Florida 1st Cavalry (Confederate)

01 Dec 1862

09 Apr 1865

Participated in the Battle of Fort Blakeley at Baldwin County, Alabama.

The Battle of Fort Blakeley
The Battle of Fort Blakeley

Although the harbor of Mobile Bay had been closed to blockade running traffic since mid-summer 1864 with Admiral David G. Farragut's victory there, the port city of Mobile still remained in Confederate control. In late March 1865, two Federal infantry columns converged on the defenses of the city at Fort Blakeley and Spanish Fort. One force of 13,000 Union soldiers commanded by Gen. Frederick Steele moved west from Pensacola with orders to take Blakely from the rear. Union Gen. Edward R.S. Canby’s Sixteent… Read More

17 Nov 1865

Florida 1st Cavalry mustered out.